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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Corinth   British  Galley Head Co Cork  1874 

Corinth : 
Owner W.H. Nicholson , Corinthian S.S.Co 
Flag British  Builder W.Watson , Pallion Sunderland 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1872 
Official No 65933  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 610 / 959 / 782 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 217.2 | 29 | 16.6
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Dirk Cove Galley Head Co Cork 
Date Lost 04/08/1874  Captain Eden 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position 51.31 N / 08.57 W  Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

H0ME TELEGRAMS.
WRECK OF A STEAMER.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM.

(From our Correspondent).
Cork Monday.

The screw steamer Corinth of Liverpool went ashore on Sunday morning at the Gallery Head and it is feared she will become a total wreck. She was chartered by the Atlas Company and was laden with a cargo of corn.

She left New York on Wednesday 15th July and arrived off the Irish coast on Saturday night. The following morning during a dense fog the steamer while in charge of the second officer struck. The engines were reversed but in vain and shortly afterwards the engineer reported the vessel was filling and the fires were being put out. The steamer turned over on the front side and filled. Two boats were lowered and with the assistance of the Coastguards who were attracted to the scene the crew consisting of 22 hands and 2 passengers were landed in safety.

Freeman's Journal Tuesday August 4 1874

LATEST NEWS BY CABLE.
WRECK ON THE IRISH COAST.
THE BRITISH STEAM-SHIP CORINTH LOST OFF GALLEY HEAD
ALL ON BOARD SAVED VESSEL AND CARGO A TOTAL LOSS.

London Aug. 4. The British steam ship Corinth Capt Eden which left Now-York July 15 for Liverpool has been lost off Galley Head coast of Cork Ireland together with her cargo. The crew was saved.

The Corinth was chartered some time ago by the Atlas Steam-ship Company (English) to run in the West Indian trade until the company's new steamer Andes was completed. The Andes has been running on the line for two months and the Corinth loaded with corn and grain was on her way back to her owners Messrs. Nicholson of Liverpool when she was wrecked.

The vessel was an iron screw steamship built in Sunderland England in 1872 She was of 6IO tons burden English measurement about 800 tons gross. Her length was 230 feet breadth 29 feet and depth 17 feet. She was considered to be in every respect an excellent vessel not swift her speed being about 8 1/2 knots per hour but sure and seaworthy. Her commander Capt Eden is an experienced navigator and had made four voyages in the company's service giving great satisfaction.

Galley Head in the County of Cork where the Corinth was lost is midway between Cape Clear and Queenstown. This part of the Irish coast is very dangerous and vessels are forced to sail close In shore.

The agents of the company are of opinion that the weather was thick and that the Corinth probably ran in too close to the coast and struck the headland. The cargo of the Corinth consisted of 22000 bushels of corn and 7500 bushels of wheat shipped by David Bingham in this City. The ship's company numbered thirty one and there were two passengers.

The vessel and cargo are fully insured in English companies.

The New York Times: August 5 1874

 
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